Popular for its ‘ephemeral messaging’ Snapchat is one of the most used instant messengers today. For a lot of users, the main mode of communication on Snapchat is through images and videos. If you’re someone that keeps a record of every video you take, there is an option to save the videos you send to your friends on Snapchat. In this article, we show you how to easily save Snapchat videos.
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Here’s how you can save your own videos on Snapchat
If you simply want to save a video you took for your Snapchat story to your camera roll, just follow these steps.
Step 1: After recording the video tap the ‘Save’ option at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Snapchat allows you to save videos to Snap ‘Memories’ as well as the camera roll of your phone. From the following dialogue box, select ‘Save to Memories & Camera Roll’.
The video will be saved on your device and can be accessed from the Snapchat folder in your phone’s gallery.
If you want to save a video from your Snap ‘Memories’ to your camera roll, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Swipe up on the screen to access the ‘Memories’ section.
Step 2: Select the video from ‘Memories’ that you want to save on your phone.
Step 3: Tap the ‘Edit’ icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Select ‘Export’ and then tap on ‘Download’.
The Snapchat video will be downloaded to your phone and can be accessed from the Snapchat folder in your phone’s gallery.
Here’s how you can save a Snapchat video sent by someone else
If someone sends a video in chat, you can save it simply by long pressing the video and selecting ‘Save to camera roll’. The video will be saved on your phone and can be accessed from the Snapchat folder in your phone’s gallery. Once you save a Snapchat video to your phone, the sender will get a notification in chat, letting them know that you’ve saved the video. You can also save the video in the chat itself by long pressing it and selecting ‘Save in chat’. While Snapchat doesn’t send a notification to the sender when the video is saved in chat, the video itself will be highlighted in chat and can be accessed by the receiver as well as the sender.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I save the snaps that get sent to me?
The only time you can save a video that was sent as a snap is when the sender does not set an expiration limit on the snap. Once you’ve played the video, long press on the message and save it in chat. Once it’s saved in chat, long press it again and select ‘Save in camera roll’.
Does Snapchat notify someone when I save their videos?
Snapchat notifies the sender only when you screenshot or save their videos to your camera roll.
Can I save Snapchat videos with an expiration timer?
The only way you can Snapchat videos with an expiration timer is by screen recording them. However, this is considered unethical and should not be done without the consent of the sender.